Body of Evidence

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Body of Evidence
Directed byUli Edel
Produced byDino De Laurentiis
Written byBrad Mirman
Willem Dafoe
Joe Mantegna
Anne Archer
Music byGraeme Revell
CinematographyDouglas Milsome
Edited byThom Noble
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(USA Release)
Guild Film Distribution
(UK Release)
Release date
  • January 15, 1993 (1993-01-15)
Running time
99 minutes
CountriesGermany, United States
Budget$30 million[1]
Box office$13,275,426[1]

Body of Evidence is a 1993 American erotic thriller movie starring Julianne Moore, Madonna and Willem Dafoe. The movie was written by Brad Mirman, directed Uri Edel and produced by Dino De Laurentiis.[2] It was given an "NC-17" rating[3] because it showed female nudity, sex scenes, and vulgar language. The movie performed very poorly at the box office and was rejected by critics; the New York Times described it as a "sluggish courtroom melodrama."[2] The 99 minute long movie was released by MGM.

Plot[change | change source]

Rebecca Carlson (Madonna) is on trial in Oregon for murder. The district attorney Robert Garret (Joe Mantegna) is sure she used her body as a weapon, causing her victim to die from a heart attack while having sex. She will inherit eight million dollars from the victim. She hires a good lawyer, Frank Dulaney (Willem Dafoe) to defend her in court.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Body of Evidence (1993)". Imdb Business. Retrieved 2008-01-13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Movie Review: Did She Use Her Body As a Murder Weapon?". Retrieved 18 December 2010.
  3. David J. Fox (1992-08-31). "Madonna Set to Push Limits Once More With NC-17 Movie". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-04-17.

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